Offsite: Carolyn Forché at the NYS Writers Institute

Carolyn Forché is one of those writers/speakers that you just don't want to miss!

Carolyn Forché has made poetry of her experiences with political strife and violent conflict around the globe. Most recently, she is the co-editor with Duncan Wu of a new anthology, Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500 – 2001 (2014), featuring 300 poems “composed at an extreme of human endurance—while their authors awaited execution, endured imprisonment, fought on the battlefield, or labored on the brink of breakdown or death.” The book is a companion to Forché’s landmark 1993 anthology, Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness. Forché, winner of the 2013 Academy of American Poets Fellowship for “distinguished poetic achievement,” is also the author of the collections, The Country Between Us (1981), The Angel of History (1994), and Blue Hour (2003).

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
1400 Washington Ave
12222 Albany
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 By Carolyn Forché (Editor), Duncan Wu (Editor) Cover Image
By Carolyn Forché (Editor), Duncan Wu (Editor)
ISBN: 9780393340426
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 27th, 2014

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